Dallas Arboretum Camp Scholarships:
Dallas Arboretum Offers Full Scholarships for its Quest Camp: Aquatics this Summer
Dallas Arboretum Camp Scholarships: The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is providing a select number of full scholarships for its week-long Quest Camp: Aquatics this summer for rising 6th to 8th graders. Offered in an effort to broaden the availability of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning opportunities to Dallas-area families, the scholarships are available to students with a passion for science and the environment selected from those who apply online at www.dallasarboretum.org.
“Dallas has several passionate STEM learners who may not have the ability to pay for the programs we’re offering this summer,” said Allyson Marbut, Vice President of Education at the Dallas Arboretum. “These scholarships ensure we expand that access so learning how to make a difference is not limited by financial resource. It’s a continuation of our on- and off-site children’s education programs that serve over 120,000 local students annually. People know us for growing plants, but we take our obligation to grow Dallas’ minds very seriously.”
Quest Camp: Aquatic is an environmental science camp that helps campers explore the importance of water. Campers will test water quality, explore watersheds, investigate aquatic creatures, engineer ways to clean or purify our water sources and learn to kayak on White Rock Lake. Using STEM practices helps campers develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills through guided exploration and adventure.
Dallas Arboretum Summer Camps make extensive use of the eight-acre Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden at the Dallas Arboretum, which was recently certified as a Texas Aquatic Science Field Site by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for its exemplary water quality education. Experienced teachers guide campers through indoor and outdoor activities, games and challenges in both the Children’s Adventure Garden and 66-acre Arboretum beyond – a veritable museum without walls on the banks of White Rock Lake.
Summer camps at the Dallas Arboretum are currently open for registration for children from ages three to high school at www.dallasarboretum.org. Organized by age, the day camps run weekly from June 6 to August 12, and provide campers with explorations in nature and science that allow children to delve into the natural world and learn about protecting their environment.
For more information on summer camps including dates, frequently asked questions and to register online, visit www.dallasarboretum.org or call 214.515.6540.